Category: FixMeStick Blog

Demystifying your computer!

Computers can be incredibly intimidating! While some of today’s young people are learning to use touch screens before they learn to write the alphabet, computers continue to confuse many of our customers. Here at FixMeStick we’re passionate about making computers easier and helping people understand the often confusing language used to speak about technology. Our support team are all very technically proficient and we asked them to let us in on their computer secrets and tricks!

The Virus Lab – What is Spyware?

Spyware is a type of Malware created to gain access to your personal information without your consent to send to third parties. Just as it sounds, Spyware essentially “spies” on the user for the hacker. Spyware programs can come in many various forms such as Trojan Horses, adware or tracking cookies.

The Virus Lab – What is a Rootkit?

Rootkits are malicious programs that are designed to allow continued access to your computer, while actively hiding themselves and other harmful programs or processes. Often loaded through Trojan Horses, rootkits start on your PC with “user” level access. Once in, they can spy on passwords and gain administrator level access. From this highest level of access to your PC, different executable files can be placed onto your PC thereby commanding it to run differently.

The FixMeStick virus removal device is in all Best Buy locations throughout America!

We are happy to announce that FixMeStick is now available in all of Best Buy‘s 1,048 locations across the USA! This is exciting for us because purchasing a FixMeStick should be just like removing viruses: convenient and affordable, values that both FixMeStick and Best Buy share. Best Buy will be carrying FixMeStick’s Regular-3 PC and -PRO versions.…

FixMeStick now in Staples across the USA!

Staples is a store built upon the principle of convenience. Who doesn’t remember the catchy That was easy! slogan? This is why the FixMeStick and Staples are a perfect match! FixMeStick is all about you fixing your computer yourself, simply and cheaply. So, we are very excited to announce that, today, the FixMeStick will become available in 1,536 Staples locations…

Cyber Security: Is the government doing all it can to protect your information?

Cyber-security expert, Michael Hayden, recently shocked the world by announcing that following the U.S.A. Freedom Act Americans are “definitely not safer.”  He argued that this policy change will make no significant difference to the safety and security of everyday people. The act, which striped the NSA of their right to collect bulk phone data, is merely the first of many steps required to create true online safety.

The Freedom Act was precipitated by the news that Chinese intelligence officials had stolen millions of personnel records from the Office of Personnel Management. People were astonished to learn that this kind of data theft was even possible.…

Debunking Common Myths About FixMeStick

The FixMeStick is one of the most effective and uniquely designed external virus removal devices on the market. We consistently receive excellent reviews from our customers and computer experts (like the ones at PC Magazine). As an external device, the FixMeStick can easily and safely remove infections from your computer. Since the stick is so unique customers are sometimes a little confused about exactly how and why it works.